Cabrera's .391 batting average and .701 slugging percentage lead all major-league players, and his .467 on-base percentage ranks second to Joey Votto. He's been hitless just twice in his last 34 games. He's the early favorite for 2013 AL MVP.
Willingham has hit .212/.368/.453 with eight home runs and 23 RBI in 171 plate appearances. His multi-homer performance was his first since July 24.
Returning from a bruised hip,
Trumbo's line has climbed to .284/.339/.532 in 209 plate appearances, and he's one of two Angels with a slugging percentage over .500 this season.
Trout is 8 for 13 with two home runs, six runs scored, six RBI and two stolen bases in his past three games. He's hitting .302/.378/.582 in 217 plate appearances.
Valverde has been a stabilizing force at the back end of the bullpen since joining the team in late April.
Porcello had been on a roll in his last four starts, but the poor outing Thursday raised his ERA to 6.28. It was also the first time in five starts that he struck out fewer than five batters. He next faces the Pirates at home Tuesday.
Diamond hasn't had a quality start in any of his last three games. His next chance is against the Brewers in Milwaukee Tuesday.
Home runs were a problem for Santana with the Angels last season, when he allowed 39 in 30 starts. He had allowed six homers in eight starts heading into Thursday. The poor performance gives Santana a 3.14 ERA going into a matchup against the Cardinals Tuesday.
It was Frieri's third-straight appearance allowing at least one earned run, though he eraned saves in each of his previous two games.